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Riverview Fire & Rescue Welcomes Facility Dog

RIVERVIEW (N.B.) – Riverview Fire & Rescue will host a press conference, Thursday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. to provide more details on their newest and cutest addition to the department – an eight-week-old yellow Labrador Retriever.

“The crew is excited to have the new dog join us,” said Chief Robin True. “Our firefighters have all submitted names and the committee has narrowed it down to three options. We will be sharing those names and asking the public to help us make the final decision on what our dog will be called.”

The canine companion is part of the Facility Dog Program provided by Canine Therapy for First Responders Atlantic (CTFFR) whose mission is to “introduce a K9 Therapy Dog program at no cost to aid in the mental health of First Responders”. The organization provides a lifetime support model – from procurement, to training, veterinary services, food, and support for handlers throughout their journey with the dog. This program requires no cost from first responders and is generously fully funded by the organization’s community sponsors, partnerships, private donations, and funding opportunities across Canada.

“The average first responder experiences 800+ traumatic events over their career,” explained CTFFR Atlantic President, Tracey Ryan. “Our first responders do so much to keep our communities safe, the Facility Dog Program is a way that we can give back and help them through some of the challenges that come with their day-to-day jobs. We have seen the program benefit teams in Kennebecasis and Miramichi so far and look forward to providing increased support with the addition of a Canine Therapy dog in Riverview.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the new therapy dog at the event. Mayor Andrew J. LeBlanc, Chief Robin True, and Tracey Ryan will speak at the event on the benefits of the program to the Riverview community.

For full details on the new program, please join us:

Riverview Fire & Rescue
650 Pinewood Rd

Thursday, June 16 @ 10:30 a.m.

Media Contact

Ashly Barron

Communications Manager
Town of Riverview

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